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Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion

April 3, 2015

WHY DO WE CALL TODAY GOOD?

To many people, today is a paradox. Not simply because we call today “good” and then mourn the death of our messiah. But at a fundamental level, a disturbing question is presented on this day: why does an all-knowing, all powerful God create a species with the capacity for this? Could not God have created us without the ability to destroy ourselves? Could their not have been another plan? Why was this necessary?

It is a good question, and believe it or not, the answer is rather simple: love. Because love doesn’t limit the potential of another. Thus God as love does what love can only do: it creates – it creates without limits. God created us in God’s own image and likeness – to be co-creators with God.

CLICK HERE for the readings for Good Friday (Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalm 31; Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9; John 18:1-19:42)

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